The Trans-Atlantic Time Traveling Company (2024)

Created by Holly Bass
Directed by Ezinne Elele
Choreographed by Jasmine Hearn
Associate Directed & Choreographed by Holly Bass
First Presented in Workshop by Theater Alliance in 2018

Feb. 28 - March 17, 2024

Three freedwomen travel through the American south in the 1860s with a medicine show, but unlike other snake oil salesmen of the day, these mysterious women give away their healing potions in an attempt to cure a dangerous disease that threatens to destroy future generations. A devised work of dance theater, The Trans-Atlantic Time Traveling Company combines vaudeville, sampling culture, dance, and time travel to engage the audience in a conversation about what it means to be free and ways we can move towards an equitable and just society.

Join us on Friday and Sunday performances for post-show Freedom Guides conversations!

Freedom Guides” will engage in post-show discussions with audience members who want to dive deeper into the themes of the play in an informal setting. Freedom Guides are available to speak one-on-one or with small groups, and can be found after the show in the theater and in the lobby. You can spot them wearing their Freedom Guide pin and carrying a journal.

Cast

Jemma | Amani Alexander 
Ruth | Cynthia Davis
Margaret | Sisi Reid

 

Production Team

Director Ezinne Elele
Choreographer Jasmine Hearn
Associate Director & Choreographer Holly Bass
Scenic Design Gisela Estrada
Sound Design Madeline Oslejsek
Lighting Design Michele Onwochei
Costume Design Cidney Forkpah
Props Design Amy Kellett
Projections Design Jeremy Bennett
Dramaturg Otis Ramsey-Zöe
Stage Manager Alyssa Hill
Assistant Stage Manager Christina Marie McCann
Production Manager Dominique Douglas Hendricks

Press

What They Say

"Bass taps into the human experience with sordid glee."

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"The Trans-Atlantic Time Traveling Company is about a sisterhood of three women who time-travel from the present to the 1860s when they become freedwomen, in quest of what it means to be free. Bass’s long commitment to social justice emanates with a passion for challenging staid ideas—artistic and otherwise—onstage."

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